Digital Enablement Programme
Council launched the Digital Enablement Programme (DEP) in 2017 with the aim to enhance digital skills across all ages of our population in Western Bay and Tauranga.
DEP is a joint venture between Western Bay of Plenty District and Tauranga City councils, with the pilot implemented by the Venture Centre based in Tauranga.
The programme gives people the tools for business, social interaction and economic growth through access to, and utilisation of, digital technologies.
DEP provides IT expertise and clever thinking across all spectrums of enterprise, including start-up projects for young people (MAD Ventures); workshops to digitally enable established businesses (Powering On) and starter initiatives for first-time businesses (Instigator).
The Powering On website has lots of information for businesses to get started in their digital journey, including a free assessment tool giving a personalised action plan.
The Venture Centre runs workshops and presentations to open access to digital technologies for youth, businesses and entrepreneurs.
For more information on the Digital Enablement Pilot Programme, visit www.venturecentre.co.nz. The Pilot Programme was completed on 30 June 2018.